The Young Pope garners young conservative following

Not this guy.

The Young Pope doesn’t make things easy for its audience, devout, bitter or angry. Obvious villains like Voiello are endowed with priestly compassion; good characters like Lenny’s boyhood friend Cardinal Dussolier graphically violate their vows of priestly celibacy. Most pointedly, Law’s Pius frequently admits that his faith is in crisis; despite working miracles and delivering a season finale sermon that would renew any real world papacy, he confesses that he doesn’t believe in God.

This is all set in a conspicuous Italian surrealism that takes giddy advantage of the Vatican City setting. Sorrentino revels in striking visual tableaux and loving camera pans over both the beautiful and the grotesque. You can never predict where the show will go next. At one crucial point Lenny’s apartments are filled with the ghosts of a host of long-dead popes. There is a Papal Kangaroo.

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  • stubb

    “This is all set in a conspicuous Italian surrealism that takes giddy advantage of the Vatican City setting. Sorrentino revels in striking visual tableaux and loving camera pans over both the beautiful and the grotesque.” With all due respect, this sounds more than a little… um… *koff*… ya know, well… uh… GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY

  • Petrilia

    This Young Pope? Please. One thing I know about this so called Pope is that you can count on him saying something on Monday and lying about it on Tuesday and then coming up with something new on Wednesday. . He lies. Most Catholics I know loathe him. He is like a politician, not a pope.

    • andycanuck

      The Young Pope being referenced is a cable TV show not the Argentinian pretender.

  • I refuse to watch rubbish.

    • andycanuck

      I don’t watch the Leafs any more either, OK, not after the Boston disaster.

  • Norman_In_New_York
  • Red-Pilled Conservative

    Good show. Really looking forward to Season 2.